The Jewish Funeral Home Planning Checklist

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If you want to plan ahead for your own funeral, or if you have to plan final services for a loved one, the best thing you can do is contact an East Brunswick, NJ Jewish funeral home to get things in order. If you want to think it all through before you contact professionals, use this checklist to help yourself get things straight.  

Disposition Options 

The biggest decision you will have to make before you move forward with anything is what type of disposition you’d like to use for yourself in the future or your loved one. The two most popular choices are burial and cremation. There are benefits to each and perhaps the decision is easy for you. It’s not always a simple choice, however, and you might want to look through the choices, talk to friends and family members, and read details on one or the other to make the final choice.  

Gathering Options 

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There are almost limitless gathering options and some of them will depend on the type of disposition you choose. You could have a visitation or viewing if you go with a traditional burial, for example. Of you could have traditional funeral services without that element. You could also have a graveside service in addition to those or alone. There are also plenty of choices linked with cremation including memorial services, scattering ceremonies, receptions and meals, and more. When you are planning in advance for yourself, you have time to think over what you really want. When you are working on a funeral for a loved one, think about what they would have wanted and what your family needs to have closure.  

Personalizing Options 

There are plenty of ways to make any final service personal and your Jewish funeral home can help you with that. You can think about things like certain songs, a special speaker, memorial videos, prayers, poems or other readings, and many other items. Planning for yourself might feel easier because you know what you like and what you want. Planning for someone else is a bit harder, but you likely know them well, too. Do your best to infuse their personality into the service in any way you can.  

Once you get a few pieces of the final services in order in your mind, contact a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ for help making the arrangements. If you are planning ahead for yourself, you can take a huge burden off your family members when you do pass on in the future. If you’re planning for a loved one, ask the experts for as much help and advice as you need. Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels is here to get you through the tough times. Give us a call at (732) 390-9199 and we can answer your questions or set up a time to meet at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. We understand talking about death is never going to be easy, but we’re here to make the final services as simple as possible to relieve your burdens. 

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